Nevada Medical Malpractice Laws

There is a limit on noneconomic damages in the amount of $350,000. The statute of limitations is three years from injury or one year from reasonable discovery. There is several liability only (no joint liability). Attorney fees are limited to 40% of the first $50,000, one-third of the next $50,000, 25% of the next $500,000, and 15% of the amount above $600,000. Periodic payments are required upon request of a party if the future damages exceed $50,000. The parties and their representatives are required to attend and participate in a settlement conference. A supporting affidavit must be filed when the lawsuit is filed from an expert who practices or has practiced in an area substantially similar to that of the defendant at the time of the incident.

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